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Reference WMO267925

Address:

St Peters Road

Bury

BL9 9RL

England

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Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: CWGC style Cross of Sacrifice
Materials:
  • Stone Sandstone
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Modelled closely on Sir Reginald Blomfield’s 1918 design for the Cross of Sacrifice, the cross and base have an octagonal section throughout. The overall height is approximately 4m. The shaft has slight entasis, and both the shaft and the arms taper subtly towards lipped, flat terminals. The principal face is on the south-west and is adorned with a reversed bronze sword with ogee pommel and trefoil guard. The shaft flares at the base, to a short foot. The cross stands on a two-stepped base approximately 1.5m high, the upper section having a flat top and small plinth, the lower section with an overhanging weathered top. The front face of the upper section of the base is inscribed:
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TO THE/ HONOURED MEMORY/ OF THOSE SAILORS/ AND SOLDIERS WHO/ GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918 AND WHO/ LIE BURIED IN/ THIS CEMETERY THEIR/ NAME/ LIVETH/ FOR/ EVERMORE

Grade II (England)

1451503

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